Amid conflict and crisis, what future for the South Sudan’s permanent Constitution project?
30 January 2014
L2R:President Kiir and Former Vice President Machar, the man at the centre of the conflict
<div style="background-color: white;"><p><span style="font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5em;">On December 16, 2013, long standing political animosity between South Sudan’s Dinka President Salvar Kirr and his erstwhile Nuer deputy Riek Machar erupted into violent conflict that quickly took an ethnic dimension, as loyalist Dinka forces fought rebel Nuer forces seeking to oust President Kiir. Following a month of fighting and concerted international mediation, a fragile ceasefire agreement was signed between the parties on January 23, 2014 and peace talks are now underway. In the climate of mutual mistrust betwen the parties and a volatile political environment, mediators have warned of the challenges of implementing any resulting agreement.
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